This week, Donald Trump cemented his place as Republican presidential nominee. More than any other year, I'm cognizant today of my responsibility to speak up against the hatred that Donald Trump espouses day after day.
Time is a funny thing, because no matter how hard you try to beat it at its own game, there it is staring at us in the face
My friend's grandfather survived the Holocaust, came to America and became a hairbrush maker. And woven into the bristles of every brush he made, using the brush fibers, he spelled out the Hebrew word "n'kmati -- my revenge." Every brush he made was an act of defiance against the Nazis.
Lev Raphael is the author of 25 books in genres from memoir to mystery and you can find them on Amazon, including the German
I've been waiting to see Son of Saul for a long time now. It had a limited release in the United States, and because of this, it never came to a theatre in my little town on the prairie. So when it was released on DVD a few days ago, I had it shipped overnight to my house.
That absence of Jewish power, however, had been true for 2,000 years. During that time Jews were accused repeatedly of influencing
In 1959, the young Lebovic family immigrated to the U.S., settling in the Bronx, NY, where they raised their children and
It is now possible to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day in Israel in a sensitive, serious and substantive way, with serious reflection and personal memorializing, without all the triumphant nationalist fanfare that has gone along with it for so many decades.
ince Even in Darkness was published, and as I look back on that post, I find that bringing my book to a national audience has deepened and broadened my understanding of how my great aunt's life story has impacted others, by educating me in the ways readers have interpreted and evaluated my novel.
The sky above was a brilliant blue, with puffy clouds, as I crossed the courtyard of Vilnius University on my way to Yiddish class.
With only an hour to give his account, Eisen worries that there was more he could have said. He says the trial didn't offer
Every man, woman and child has a story. For some it is found in the most unlikely of places, during one of the most horrific of times, where actions of a few meant life versus death. Mine is a story of survival: my own and my family's.
Although only a few months old, they are scuffed and well-worn. Their white soles already marked from climbing trees and exploring parks, playgrounds and backyards. They are I'm-a-big-kid-now shoes, full of adventure, potential, growth and a future of life and possibility.
“There is a strong segment of the Polish society that is interested in the Polish Jewish heritage and dialogue,” said Kuncewicz
Why should Jews invoke their plight on Yom HaShoah? Because part of the memory of our collective experience, is standing up for the helpless, rendered voiceless by evil-doers.
As I say private prayers for the memory of those who perished in the Holocaust I will continue to keep hope in my heart that all wars, all genocides, will someday come to an end so that future generations will, as it says in Isaiah, never "learn war any more."